Why is cheese good for dental health and which type is the best? – Life

Cheese is a favorite food for many people, but it often gets a bad reputation. However, now we have great news for all cheese lovers! According to dentist Joel Berg, there is one more reason to enjoy your favorite cheese every day, namely this fermented milk product is excellent for the health of your teeth.

“Cheese is a friend to your oral health for several reasons,” says Dr. Berg. First of all, it is low in carbohydrates – making it difficult for the bacteria in the oral biofilm in the mouth to convert carbohydrates into sugar and then into the acid that causes tooth decay. Fermented milk products in the mouth encourage the creation of an alkaline environment, and create a protective layer around the teeth that protects against acids that attack the enamel, writes centarzdravlja.hr.

“Cheese can also help maintain a healthy pH balance in our mouths, which is very important for maintaining oral health,” adds Dr. Berg. “When the pH in the mouth becomes too acidic, the formation of caries and the process of tooth decay accelerate.”

A higher pH level on the surface of the teeth protects them more from dental erosion that causes caries. Also, eating cheese increases the amount of saliva in the mouth, which is a natural way of maintaining a healthy pH balance.

In addition, cheese contains a lot of calcium, a mineral that is crucial for the health of bones and teeth. According to Mayo Clinic guidelines, women between the ages of 19 and 50 need about 1,000 milligrams of calcium per day, while after age 50 they should consume about 1,200 milligrams. And while you can certainly find calcium in vegan food sources like tofu, kale, and almonds, cheese contains a good portion of the bone-strengthening nutrient.

Which type of cheese is better?

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But now that you’ve learned that cheese is good for preventing tooth decay and strengthening your teeth, you might be wondering if one type of cheese is better than another. Dr. Berg recommends looking for minimally processed cheeses such as fresh cheese, ricotta, cream cheese, mascarpone and mozzarella. “Such cheese is low in fat and carbohydrates,” he adds. However, Dr. Berg also notes that you can’t go wrong with any cheese, so if there’s a particular type you love, go for it.

And finally, it’s important to note: take care of your dental hygiene and your oral health. Brush your teeth regularly, floss and don’t postpone your annual dental checkups. After all, research has yet to show that cheese can protect you from gingivitis, but we can only hope.

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